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#1 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 13th, 2015, 1:49 pm

Happy BerserkerDay 2015!

This year Vincent Wine Company is offering a special 3-pack of our 2013 vintage wines, two red and one white:

2 bottles of specially hand labeled and numbered bottles of 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard
1 bottle of 2013 Vincent Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley.

Price - $59 for the 3-pack, pick up in Portland

Need ground shipping in the US? - Simply add a flat $15 for shipping and packaging for a total of $74.

To get in on this deal, email me at vincentwines@gmail.com and provide a phone number so I can call for credit card information. Shipping would be around March and we can arrange it with your schedule. Locals can pick up immediately once we arrange a convenient time. I'm selling up to 20 of these special three-packs. Don't delay, we sold out quickly last year (but did accommodate some extra orders!).

But wait, $59 for the whole three-pack? Isn't the Armstrong bottling $39 retail per bottle?

Yes it is. But there's a simple explanation. And it's BerserkerDay, a time to do something crazy, so here's the deal this year:

I simply didn't order enough Armstrong labels last year and ended up hand labeling the extras with my tan Ribbon Ridge label (Armstrong is in the Ribbon Ridge AVA so it's all good). To make these bottles distinct, I've hand written "Armstrong" on each bottle and individually numbered them all so there's no mistaking the wine for the regular Ribbon Ridge. I could sell these to my mailing list, or to friends, but really, why not give Berserkers a crazy deal on one of my top wines of 2013 for a price that's below wholesale. That's the spirit of BerserkerDay.

How's the Armstrong Pinot Noir in 2013? Gorgeous. Harvested at approx 23 brix before the late September rains, the wine is medium/dark crimson in color with earthy black olive and red berry aromas, floral, changing in the glass, then medium bodied on the palate, full flavored with fine tannin. There were just three older barrels in this blend, fermented naturally and bottled unfiltered as usual. Grower and fellow Berserker Doug Ackerman thinks it might be the best yet I've produced from his vineyard. See for yourself.

And what about that Pinot Blanc? I love this wine. Just two barrels, from the same exact casks as the 2012 Chardonnay I included in my offer last year, super clean but old barrels with no oak flavor. It's made just like the chard, with native fermentation in barrel, aged on the lees for one year, bottled unfiltered. This Pinot Blanc is all seashells and citrus, with a roundness from cask and lees aging to balance the bright acidity. I love it with all kinds of seafood and, yes!, cheese plates. Fresh, brisk but still full flavored, this one is a terrific cheese wine.

To place your BerserkerDay order, email me at vincentwines@gmail.com and don't forget to include a phone number so I can call for payment information. Thanks!
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#2 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 26th, 2015, 11:05 am

Just a quick note that I'll respond to orders as quickly as I can, if you reply you're in and I'll take care of you.
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#3 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 26th, 2015, 1:55 pm

Thanks subscribers for some early orders. BerserkerDay 2015 is off to a good start. I'll follow up with everyone as quickly as I can, in between a lot of activities this week. Can't wait to do some buying too.
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#4 Post by sdfruman » January 26th, 2015, 5:22 pm

Happy to place my order! I've been a fan of Vincent's wines for years! This is a great way to check them out for yourselves.
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#5 Post by JPWilley » January 26th, 2015, 5:32 pm

I'm in. : )
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#6 Post by Beau Carufel » January 26th, 2015, 5:49 pm

Y'all are smart! Vincent's wines are gorgeous, nuanced, happy pinots. Vincent on the other hand... ;)
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#7 Post by Scott Brunson » January 26th, 2015, 7:33 pm

IN
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#8 Post by TGigante » January 26th, 2015, 7:40 pm

IN

Thanks Vincent
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#9 Post by AKuehn » January 26th, 2015, 7:58 pm

In. E-mail sent.
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#10 Post by Corey N. » January 26th, 2015, 8:31 pm

Happily in.
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#11 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 27th, 2015, 1:03 pm

Likely not much left on this one...
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#12 Post by Adam Noble » January 27th, 2015, 1:08 pm

Vincent makes some great Pinot.

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#13 Post by Eric Sch » January 27th, 2015, 1:18 pm

Great stuff from Vincent. Already bought a mixed case of the 13's but this is an insane value!
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#14 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 27th, 2015, 2:14 pm

We're just about sold out. I do have a bit of the regularly labeled Armstrong I could sub in for the hand labeled ones (same wine inside), so any further orders will have to get that. Thanks for the support.

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#15 Post by Adam G » January 27th, 2015, 2:28 pm

Hoping my email from earlier didn't get lost in the shuffle! I'm definitely digging the idea of hand-labeled bottles.
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#16 Post by Monte Mast » January 27th, 2015, 2:56 pm

Hope I got in before the close.
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#17 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 27th, 2015, 3:00 pm

I've got you both covered, though Monte it may be regularly labeled Armstrong at this point.

Adam, you were in earlier and I can cover you with hand labels.

Further orders are going to be the regularly labeled Armstrong but again it's the same wine.
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#18 Post by Adam G » January 27th, 2015, 3:03 pm

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:I've got you both covered, though Monte it may be regularly labeled Armstrong at this point.

Adam, you were in earlier and I can cover you with hand labels.

Further orders are going to be the regularly labeled Armstrong but again it's the same wine.
Awesome. Thanks again! That's all the confirmation I need, and the rest is entirely at your convenience.
Cheers, and looking forward to trying these!
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#19 Post by Robert Pavlovich » January 27th, 2015, 3:33 pm

E-mail sent, sounds awesome.

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#20 Post by P. Willenberg » January 27th, 2015, 4:18 pm

Damnit, don't buy up all the Pinot Blanc or I won't have any to pour at the restaurant.
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#21 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 27th, 2015, 6:23 pm

You gotta buy more to pour more Paul! [snort.gif]

Seriously, thanks all for the love. I'm making calls but it will take time to reach everyone. Add to it that I have jury duty Wednesday morning at the courthouse in Portland, so maybe I'll have lots of time, maybe none at all. I've emailed confirmations for all orders, don't worry if I haven't called yet.
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#22 Post by sdfruman » January 27th, 2015, 7:03 pm

I was driving on the Coronado Bridge when you called. I'll be available tomorrow, or this evening since I'm in CA.
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#23 Post by AKuehn » January 27th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:I've got you both covered, though Monte it may be regularly labeled Armstrong at this point.

Adam, you were in earlier and I can cover you with hand labels.

Further orders are going to be the regularly labeled Armstrong but again it's the same wine.
Much appreciated. Thanks!
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#24 Post by dsGriswold » January 27th, 2015, 11:31 pm

Keeping it local this year, lovely wines.
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#25 Post by Vincent Fritzsche » January 28th, 2015, 9:37 am

An update if anyone is still reading - on jury duty and hard to make phone calls the next two days. I'll do some but it's going to take to the weekend to work through things. Thanks for the patience, bad timing on jury duty but I'm happy to serve. Justice for all...
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#26 Post by Corey N. » January 28th, 2015, 9:48 am

1) No rush.
2) Guilty! ;)
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#27 Post by dsGriswold » January 31st, 2015, 10:46 am

I will be picking up my BD 3 pack, and I had Vincent add 3 of his Chard to the order.
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#28 Post by TGigante » January 31st, 2015, 11:27 am

dsGriswold wrote:I will be picking up my BD 3 pack, and I had Vincent add 3 of his Chard to the order.
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#29 Post by Dave H. » March 20th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Order arrived in Virginia today. They look great!
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#30 Post by sdfruman » March 20th, 2015, 3:54 pm

Dave H. wrote:Order arrived in Virginia today. They look great!
So did mine. Can't wait to try them. Thanks Vincent!
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#31 Post by P. Willenberg » March 20th, 2015, 4:08 pm

I highly recommend pairing the Pinot Blanc with raw or rare scallops.
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